Professionally, I am a teacher. That is how I pay my rent. How much teaching is done by my own volition? I am not sure sometimes. However, I am sure that leading others to writing as a primary source of detox is the best kind of teaching I can do. As a writer, artist, educator, and participant of the Mind Key project, my purpose has leaned more toward helping others find the stories they need to tell. As resistant as some may be, every single person has a story in words, pictures, or song. Once the creative outlet is found, we can let go of everything else which feels the need to hold us back.
Creativity is an integral part of connectedness and restructuring, and some of us need a little more than guided journals or story-starters to produce writing for healing. A deck of oracle cards can create the bridge between emptiness and fulfillment – and fulfillment, healing, and connectedness are the necessary molecules of Mind Key. That same deck of oracle cards can also lead you to release things that are no longer serving you.
Three years ago I never would have thought that a deck of cards could hold so much power. When I taught Pre-K several years back, a mother of one of my kids gave me an email reading with a deck of angel oracle cards that floored me with its accuracy and depth.
|My very first deck – Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman|
|From The Chronicles of Destiny
don’t leave home without it.
The Chronicles of Destiny by Josephine and Emily Ellershaw
Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards – Tori Hartman
I have lost count of how many decks I have acquired in the last year and a half. Admittedly, there are a few decks I can sell due to a lack of connection to those decks. Talk about release, its very difficult to know when/if you should let a deck go because you never know when it might be just what your soul needs. But there are other decks I feel would dry up my creative well if they were ever lost or ruined.
This, ladies and gentleman, is how I let go of the mundanity of every day life, when I need to remember that there is something more to me than this and that. Check out my next column about the decks listed above which will include recommendations for using them as creative and reflective tools.
|Tara Ann Lesko|